sharp muscle pain, about 4" above knee, when skip/skidding
hey, i'm getting this pain as described above in the forward leg. i feel i may be pulling up with that leg as well as using my lower rear leg to resist the wheel when my legs are at about 1 o'clock (painful guy) and 7 o'clock (business guy). it's like a pulled muscle pain - doesn't feel good at all. i'm doing something wrong. anyone have any insight/experience?
Yeah, that's basically your groin, it caused me all sorts of problems when I started skidding. Its getting sore because you're pulling up with that leg and locking at both the knee and small of your back.
Have you tried stretching it before you go riding?
I found that the butterfly stretch and then just an extended leg stretch would mitigate the problems. Both before and after I'd ride.
k got it. thanks all. question though; should the "high" leg be doing anything? i feel like i'm pulling up with it (to counter rotation like the other leg) and that's why i'm straining it, but i guess if i lock both legs "downwards" then it'll work better because i'm using my entire body weight to stop rotation. that make sense?